Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sea of Purple
If you don't know this, my home state of Indiana is the basketball capital of the country. I grew up in Bloomington, IN and am raising my children here. My daughter is a sophomore at my high school Alma mater, and around here.....we love basketball. We played in the state championship game last night and WON!!! The score was 69/62 and those boys played their hearts out. We haven't won a state basketball championship since 1919 and that year they canceled school for a week to allow the fans to reach the stadium. We didn't get time off to travel, but we have the best fans in the world. Conseco Stadium was packed to the gills with 17,000 fans, 3/4 of them Bloomington South Panther fans. It was a sea of purple and the crowd was lively. We went to the pep rally today at Bloomington South and they had already painted the gym floor with '2009 State Basketball Champions' & 'JR Holmes Court'. He is the coach and began his coaching career when I was a junior there....that makes him OLD! We are now currently ranked 3rd in the nation and Lincoln thinks we need to have some kind of national tournament. I agree with him, I am not ready to watch these boys stop playing. I hope you all get to enjoy sporting events with your family. I think it builds such a strong sense of community don't you think?